Conúil Duffy

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Looking Back - Poem by Conúil Duffy

You tried to talk to me today.
I didn't reply. You know why.
It wasn't that I didn't want to,
you know that, I didn't know how to.
The time isn; t right for us (to be friends again) .

I needed some cheering up.
So I went down town.
I thought it would've been too painful,
but it was so busy and full.
I couldn't resist. I'm a fool.

I looked about to buy you something.
Then I remembered I couldn't, and shouldn't.
We were so cold the last time,
and so happy too.
There wasn't anything I wouldnt do.
All I wanted was you.

I thnk about of often
sipping tea from my favorite cup.
What did you not like in me?
that soon became so key,
and caused our friendship to cease to be?

I had some chips, in your honour.
I didn't finish them, in your honour.
I'll never finish them,
until we share a cold, wintery night,
until everything I didn wrong
has been made right.

Comments about Looking Back by Conúil Duffy

  • (1/16/2006 4:53:00 PM)

    i rather like this poem..shows promise..keep writing (Report) Reply

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  • (1/16/2006 4:22:00 PM)

    I agree this is another good one. You used these lines to great effect: 'I'll never finish them,
    until we share a cold, wintery night, ' It gives the poem true emotion and hope for the future perhaps...Nice one.
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  • (1/16/2006 4:18:00 PM)

    a glorious desire
    to go back into time
    and swing it around into the present
    and create love once more
    a fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 16, 2006

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